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>> and craigslist puts the word sensored where the adult services section once was, a move called by more than a dozen states to get rid of those internet ads. >> good morning. waking up downtown san francisco. the clouds are absent and that sets the stage for a warming trend through the holiday. >> thank you, lisa. sounds good. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. police in san francisco are
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investigating a crash that occurred late last night leaving two people dead at the scene, three others are in critical condition this morning. it happened around 10:30 near the southern end of lake mersaid where lake mersaid boulevard meets. a gray two-door honda crossed over into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a white toyota. two men in their twenties inside the honda died at the scene. three people in the toyota are in critical condition. police can't say yet what caused the honda's driver to veer off course. the word sensored replaces the phrase adult services on craigslist this morning. this comes after 17 state attorneys general called on the website to get rid of those ads. abc 7's amy hollyfield reports. >> those who have pressured craigslist are now full of praise. >> over a number of years, we've persuaded craigslist to take
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ax axle -- action eliminating prostitution ads. >> the word sensored now appears where the adult services section once was but melissa farley points out ads for sex are still there. >> any look at their website, you'll see they're on casual encounters. >> we clicked on the link and saw postings for sex. >> they facilitate the selling and marketing of the most vulnerable people in our culture, that's people in prostitution. >> we didn't find the company's founder, craig newmark, hanging out at his favorite cafe, but newmark's neighbors are quick to defend him. he and craigslist and everybody
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there have done so much good for the world that because some attorney general wants to make a scene by crashing craig's reputation, it's really not right. >> some people this the sex industry say losing craigslist will put many women back to the streets. some prostitutes say they get 10 to 15% of their business from craigslist. the website benefits, too. analysts believe the sex ads bring in about $36 million for the company. but to melissa farley, this shouldn't be about money. >> this is a human rights violation. it's violence against women. >> the craigslist founder, craignewmarch, posted a statement on his twitter page tig everyone for their support. a p.r. representative said they'd be issuing a statement at a later time. abc 7 news. >> hercules police will return to a pittsburgh landfill in about two hours to continue searching through a mountain of garbage. they are looking for evidence in a bizarre killing spree.
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investigators suspect that a missing man whose body may have wound up at that landfill could be a fifth murder victim. abc 7's lisa amin gulezian reports they found no sign of the man since locating his s.u.v. >> there is a lot of debris here. it is very time consuming. >> sifting through one acre of land and 3,000 tons of trash is taking days. the keller canyon landfill is the hercules police department's strongest lead. >> why are you looking for frederick here? >> we're looking for anything that will lead us to frederick salas. >> frederick is still missing. his father ricardo was found bludgeoned to death in this home last saturday. that's the last time anyone saw frederick. the owner of the home is cindy tran. she's valdamaro's girlfriend. he felt one of them might be
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involved with tran. police also think valdamaro's strangled his girlfriend before he was shot to death in a confrontation with police tuesday night. now four days later, investigators still need answers. they're hoping to find them here. 15 search and rescue volunteers and one cadaver dog are sifting through debris inch by inch. >> you have to search, you know, small areas at one time. with the dog it is very difficult because there are very many different scents. >> the only other place police have to turn is here. the solano county lockup is where charles rittenhouse is. the 72-year-old used to stay with rittenhouse and his wife allen. police found allen and her friend smart dead tuesday. right now rittenhouse is charged only with having large amounts of explosives in the house.
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his attorney says rittenhouse isn't involved with any murders. >> i have reason to believe that the bodies were just put there sometime that day, tuesday the day of his arrest. >> the reason police came to this landfill is because the car valdamaro was last seen driving which also happens to belong to allen was dumped at a hercules shopping center. valdamaro used to work at that same shopping center and all that trash from that center comes to this landfill. lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. >> national transportation safety board investigators are examining the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into a lagoon near san carlos airport on thursday. the plane was brought to shore friday evening. the bodies of two victims were still inside that beech 65 twin engine aircraft. the body of a third victim was recovered thursday. the flight controls on the small plane were in the correct
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position. >> we're gonna section the aircraft, do a closer investigation into some of the flight controls. put it on the trailer, truck it to a secure facility, preserve it and then do a thorough examination with the manufacturer and the engine manufacturer. >> investigators don't expect to release a final report on the cause of that crash for at least six to nine months. a former fairfield city councilman was the inspiration for a gun buy-back yesterday. fairfield police gave $100 gift cards to anyone who turned in a weapon. the buy-back celebrates the memory of matt garcia. he was shot to death in front of a friend's home on labor day weekend two years ago. his parents came to support the gun drive and to honor their son. >> our goal isn't to stomp on anybody's second amendment rights. it's about getting those unwanted guns that get into the wrong hands and kill people like what happened to our son matt. >> garcia was shot to death by
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drug dealers in what police call a case of mistaken identity. last week one of the two men convicted in his murder was sentenced, 50 years to life in prison. garcia was the country's youngest councilman. more than 55 weapons were collected in the first half of yesterday's buy-back. christian conservatives spent yesterday praying and fasting in front of the state capitol in sacramento. the call to conscious was a rally against gay marriage, pornography and abortion. the event helped highlight what they call immoral laws being passed in sacramento. they want traditional marriage restored. proposition 8 approved by 52% of california voters outlawed same sex unions but last month the ban was struck down, ruled unconstitutional. today is the first gay pride celebration in oakland since 2004 with funding provided by the port of oakland.
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today is designated oakland pride day by a resolution passed by city council. the festivities will be held in the uptown district along 21st and franklin street from noon to six. there will be a diverse lineup of live entertainment and kids zones. of course food and live exhibits will be part of the fun. the long-term purpose is educate and promote equality, awareness and human rights in the community. up next why b.p. officials say the well that leaked all that oil in the gulf of mexico is no longer a threat. and officials surveyed the !%$ñ$ñ$ñ$ñ$ñ$ñ$ñchúiúiúiúiúiúiút
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strengthens enamel. act restoring-- for strong teeth act now. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. in the gulf of mexico crews have pulled the massive blowout preventer to the surface. that is the device that was supposed to keep oil from gushing into the gulf. it took nearly 30 hours to hoist that 300 ton preventer out of the water. now it's on its way to a nasa facility in louisiana for analysis. abc has more. >> b.p.'s failed blowout preventer reached the surface where government investigators took possession of it as evidence. >> it will be transferred to other vest sales for transfer to the area where it will be taken into custody. >> the blowout preventer was supposed to be the last line of defense. it should have sealed the well
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pipe preventing oil from escaping. it didn't. and more than 200 million gallons of oil spilled into the gulf of mexico causing the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. the leak was capped in july and engineers have placed a new blowout preventer on the well. >> i'm pleased to announce there's a new preventer on this well. this well does not cause a threat. >> the blowout preventer is just one piece of the investigation. the government is looking at why a bubble of methane gas escaped from the well and ignited. the explosion aboard the deep water horizon rig april 20th killed 11 workers. the evidence could prove vital in lawsuits if the equipment was poorly maintained, b.p. or its contractors could be found criminally negative. they've set aside $20 million for claims in a government supervised account and so far spent $8 billion on the spill. >> the government is investigating another offshore facility, this one mariner energy's platform. a fire broke out there thursday
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forcing 13 crew members into the water. they all survived and there were no signs of leaking oil. abc news, washington. >> authorities in christ church, new zealand, are assessing the damage from the powerful mag -- magnitude earthquake. buildings were badly damaged. they're being inspected to see if they are safe to enter. residents were encouraged to stay in their homes overnight to prevent looting. >> we've had 95 people. and i think 60 people are staying here overnight. they can go back. >> new zealand's prime minister says it's a miracle no one was killed. it could be months before the full extent of the damage is known. initial estimates put the cost of the quake at $1.4 billion. i'm sure there will be some sort
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of relief effort here since we know all about earthquakes. >> that's right. so-called earthquake weather. you know when it gets warm and dry. looking at some warmer air moving into the bay. the north wind, mount diablo this morning, clear conditions. temperatures 60s. relative humidity right now 15%. but there's no wind. the winds will be picking up and that's going to bring warmer weathers. your forecast is next. >> also next a giant comeback. a 9th inning rally for the dodgers pululululululululululull
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just before the break we were talking about earthquake weather but there really isn't such a thing. that's what people call it, kind of like right now. >> exactly. in the fall when we get the warmer weather, the offshore flow. all that on tap for tomorrow. today is a day of transition where northerly winds are working to scour some of the fog away. a nice shot from our sutro cam. you can see a bit of the city, the bay bridge in the distance. mount diablo where we have the clear conditions. so the fog, it is dense by the coast. and we're looking at patches of fog around napa this morning. but where it's clear, the temperatures have dropped. look at that. 43. santa rosa, 46 novato.
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48 napa so as the days get longer we'll see more of these temperatures cooling significantly through the overnight hours. 56 in fremont. and 70 in los gatos. so here's the plan for today. we'll see that patchy coastal fog just for the morning hours. and then warmer day today compliments of a north wind. although some of that may be offset with some brief brisk winds. but tomorrow will be the warmest day and the next seven where we see temperatures really soar from the coast to our inland valleys and then cooling gets right underway tuesday and wednesday. so just a couple areas of fog. quickly it begins to evaporate and we'll see 60s and 70s around the bay, 5 degrees warmer than yesterday, return to the low 90s inland. but mid to upper 80s either end of the bay. numbers come up significantly due to high pressure building in. the north winds today, the offshore winds tomorrow. that sets the stage for a pretty nice end to the weekend.
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so today and tomorrow really very summer-like. we're due, don't you think? windy weather in the northern sierra. so some of those winds creating a higher fire danger with low relative humidity. 74 tahoe, 98 fresno, 94 sacramento. they're getting into a cooling trend as we'll see temperatures warm due to the lack of fog today. 85 in los angeles and 108 in palm springs. heading to sausalito, well, maybe the jacket early and then 70 in the afternoon. so really pleasant day with temperatures climbing to the 70s tomorrow. millbrae art and wine festival, breezy winds this afternoon with some upper 60s but plenty of sunshine. numbers in the mid-80s today. this settling in right there in campbell, 86 degrees. around los gatos a little warmer. so beautiful day here. peninsula, a wide range from the 60s at our coast. but you'll be sunny here to low
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80s in los altos. temperatures in san francisco comfortable, 70 degrees. south city in the low 70s. look for temperatures to warm through the low to mid-80s depending where you are. wine country 85. vallejo and 82. here east bay community 75 for oakland. out of those 60s today. a little breezy by the water. 81 union city and out over the hills temperatures 91 danville, walnut creek and by the monterey bay, fog is dense here. it's going to hang on for another couple hours and give way to a sunny mild afternoon in monterey at 67. today begins our warmer weather. a little breezy and offshore winds kicking in tomorrow for kind of a warm day around the bay. but you think it's too warm, good, because the cooler weather is coming back with dramatic cooling tuesday and wednesday. >> that mid-week cooling, that's below -- >> well below average. in fact, well below september averages by about 10 to 15
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degrees. so real about-face. >> thank you, lisa. coming up at 7:00 it's "good morning america." a preview of what's coming up. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. we are talking politics on this show. the race is on to the november midterm elections. president obama's hitting the campaign trail this week to stomp for democrats in the tight races that will affect the balance of power in both the house and senate. also another brutal acid attack, this one on an arizona mother just days after another woman is severely burned. why would sun commit such horrific acts. craigslist shuts down the adult section saying it promotes illegal activity. the wedding of your dreams doesn't have to cost a fortune. we'll show budget-minded brides walking down the aisle in elegance without breaking the bank. you can imagine that i will be taking notes intently. >> you're not going to be a
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budget buster, biana. >> i'm trying. tough times! >> that's true. look for you at 7:00. have a good sunday. >> bye. you, too. >> let's check out sports. the niners and the raiders open the regular season next week. so this weekend was all about college football with both cal and stanford at home. the cardinal opened the season against sacramento state. how did they do? here's shu. >> good morning. quarterback andrew lux shows the nation he is the real deal. man handled sacramento. never met the hornets before. stanford up 7-0. andrew having a field day with the hornet's secondary. baldwin in stride. makes a great move after the catch. 81 yards. 9th longest in stanford history. 14-0 cardinals. tom mostly.
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takes a few men. he's gone! 70 yards to the house. all of a sudden it's a 14-7 ball game. but lux was the story. in the second, first career touchdown, 31-7 stanford. just before the half baldwin again. makes a nice catch on this 15-yard touchdown. threw for 615 yards. stanford rolls over in the opener, 62-17. >> we were on the skirts the most part. the first half performance. didn't do so hot in the second half, beginning of the second half. the ones that were in there. but overall decent job. >> cal kicked off that regular season hosting. the cal offense could not be blocked. this was the only time cal did not score when they took the field. first quarter bears on the move.
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kevin reilly with the 23-yard strike. cal takes a 7-0 lead. in the second, more from reilly. this time marvin jones on the post, 14 yards. through for 258 yards and two t. d.'s, 14-0 bears. allen takes the hand. he wants to throw it but instead tucks it, keeps it himself and the through freshman looks like he's going to be a special player. 18 yards for the first college touchdown, 21-0 bears. the run on. his way from eight yards out. he runs for 67 yards. cal led 35-0 at the half. second half cal's ball. allen on a quick bop. turns on the jets. 48 yard touchdown. are you kidding me! the bears are 1-0 with a 52-3 victory. >> before the game, just a lot. went through a lot of stuff in the off season.
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got better, came out here and played. >> the giants in l.a. facing the dodgers and new before the game the padres lost. forget the dodgers but refused to lose with the 9th inning for the win. matt on the bump for the giants. in the 4th cain giving up the big fly. three-run blast courtesy of jake gibbons. the giants resilient. in the 7th buster pocze finally breaks through against lili. a soaring blast into left. 4-1 dodgers. in the 8th after rentrhea made it 4. one out. completes the comeback. a dramatic two-run blast. giants take the lead 5-4. runners on the corner will get out of the jam in the 9th for a
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save. giants two back from the padres after the victory. trevor cahill becomes the 15th game winner for the a's at 2007. cahill with run support. the two-out r.b.i. single. strikes out four in six shut-out innings. improving to 15-6 as the a's knock off the halos 3-1. all the top seeds are fans of the u.s. open yesterday, including roger federer. that's the way the ball bounces. see you tonight at 5:00. have a great day. >> up next at 6:30, the federal stimulus program that's put thousands of bay area people to work. and a major new push to prevent it from running out. also new signs of life in technology. the jobs of that come to
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welcome back, everyone. a federally funded jobs program that's put nearly a quarter of a million americans back to work since it began last year is set to expire at the end of this month unless congress reauthorizes the money to pay for it. members of san francisco's political and business communities are launching a campaign to persuade lawmakers to do just that. this chevron station is one of hundreds of companies participating in a san francisco program called jobs now. they use federal stimulus dollars to hire workers. that funding pays their salaries. there are 3,820 san franciscans enrolled in the program, including mario castio. >> so blessed what i have. >> but his blessing, his job and the jobs of others, could soon be over. the federal program is set to
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expire at the end of the month. the u.s. house has voted to extend it, the senate has not. nearly a quarter million americans in 37 states are affected. san francisco mayor newsom money markets to the thousands in his city alone. he says the welfare rolls have been cut 20% in nine months. >> just lays out benefits businesses, families, county welfare rolls. reduces the cost of government. >> newsom is now leading a coalition of his counterparts in other cities, including new york and chicago, to lobby congress. and there's another effort involving the director of this company internet archives where 145 jobs now participants work. robert miller is contacting other businesses in ten key states to target lawmakers. >> and we're starting an online campaign to petition senators in each sat, not only from an
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employee side but a business side. let us create more jobs. >> congress returns from recess this week. there's one part of the bay area economy that's showing some positive signs in terms of job growth and an influx of new companies. a number of high-tech companies are landing in dublin and pleasanton, an area that as laura anthony reports some are now calling silicon valley east. >> one bay area company that's growing. and moving from its current location in concord to a building twice as big in pleasanton. >> we're trying to draw resourceless of hi-tech people. we want to be as close as we can to silicon valley. plus the right mix of a technical company like us. >> san jose software is another company moving in. >> they find suppliers and vendors they wanna work with. software companies want to be with vendors and other software companies they can learn from.
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>> since 2006 the number of jobs in pleasanton has dropped 11%. 2008 the city lost 1200 when wamu dropped its call center. drops by oracle cost about 600 positions. in dublin the job losses mostly come in retail like when mervin's closed. dublin has also attracted new companies. >> we've lowered the fee program. instituted reimbursement program. >> in all relocations from other parts of the bay area are expected to bring about 600 new jobs to the trivalley. >> while big moves here in pleasanton are encouraging, the commercial vacancy rate is still higher than a few years ago. >> obviously downsizing. >> with a commercial realty firm. >> i think what we read into this is we're close to the
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bottom. hopefully see those ancillary businesses start to grow and hope it picks up. >> the vacancy rate in the trivalley is now about 20% compared with 12% five years ago. in pleasanton, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> and if you're looking for work like a lot of people in the bay area, we want to let you know about the jobs fair which is sponsored by abc 7 and the california job journal. it's going to be later this month, tuesday, september 28th. it will be at the hotel whitcome in san francisco. you can find more information at under "see it on tv." while the 49ers prepare for next sunday's nfl season opener, team management is focussed on moving forward with plans to build the new stadium in santa clara. on wednesday santa clara city planners are expected to approve zoning changes needed to build the stadium next to the great america theme park. design plans for the $937
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million facility are also expected to be approved. santa clara voters okayed the deal back in june. now city leaders need to finalize the details so the team can line up financing for construction and if all goes as planned, the team would open this 2014 season in the south bay. football always makes me think about cool weather and that sort of thing. >> yeah. a little of that in the seven-day outlook but we've got warmer weather for the middle of your weekend, the latter part of the holiday weekend and clear skies. that's working in the other direction to bring us chilly conditions, only in the 40s in parts of the bay. your forecast is straight ahead. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, the treetop teams going to great heights to save the calififififififififififififñ
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fires and the logger's ax. but what about the impact of global warming. that's still a big question mark. what will climate change mean for the sequoias of the southern sierra and the coastal redwoods up north. a team of scientists intends to find out and they're going about it in an unusual way. here's dan with the assignment 7 report. >> this is an unconventional experiment taking place high above the ground. the branches of a giant sequoia in the whittaker forest near kings canyon national park. we provided these researchers with a camera to shoot this installation. >> just spent the day crown mapping or branch mapping. >> researchers from u.c. berkeley, davis and humble state have come together to study these giants. they are taking careful measurements and using special cameras to take photos high up in these trees. they'll count the leaves and measure the branches. >> and you gotta hold it in
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position, your compass with your other hand and one hand get the measurement. >> they're hoping to determine whether global warming it having an impact on the last remaining groves of redwoods in the world. anthony ambrose is one of the tree-climbing researchers. >> it's critical to get up into the trees because that's where all the action's happening. that's what's going on in the tree. in order to understand the tree and what it's doing and how it's growing, its structure and function, you need to get up there. you can't just study these trees from the ground. >> two centuries of logging decimated old-growth redwoods. these ancient trees once covered large portions of northern california. today only 5% of the original forest is left. over the next three years, the team will branch up and climb the huge sequoias and immense redwoods at 13 locations around the state as part of a $2.5 million project. we caught up with the researchers recently in humbled
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county. that's where they launched the redwoods and climate change initiative. the goal is to answer one key question. >> what's the future of these trees, the giant sequoia and redwoods in a changing world. >> director of the save the redwoods league. a nonprofit dedicated to preserving these great trees. >> we need to understand the past of these trees. need to understand how they're functioning today so we can make smart decisions how we can save them in the future is climate change is happening now. it's not one of those things we're going to look to happen in the future. if we don't start working on finding solutions now, you know, these ecosystems, these trees, species of all kinds are going to be gone. >> the study has already yielded some interesting results. >> we're winding that trees that are over 1500 years old are growing more than they ever have in history. and that is completely
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unpredicted from basic scientist understanding about what happens to old forest and old trees. also evidence of decreased fog where coastal redwoods grow. core samples are another important tool in understanding the life of these trees. >> at base height, you only get a limited view of the tree. >> getting samples from high up in the trees used to mean waiting for them to fall. >> the key to cross breeding redwood and the key to the tree rings and having samples that have stronger patterns, more representative rings is going up in the tree. >> tree rings can uncover things like past humidity, rainfall, fog and temperature. keeping tabs on future readings, they are also installing sensor monitoring equipment. >> we put these sensors to monitor climatic conditions and then can monitor things like flow of water through the tree. >> a box that weighs about 60
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pounds and another 40 pounds of cabling. >> ideally the team hopes to eventually streamline those boxes into smaller devices that will be placed on treetops throughout forests. >> a device like this, a microclimate sensor that will measure humidity, barometric appreciate -- pressure. >> dan ashley, abc 7 news. >> that project is being funded by bay area billionaire ken fisher. he study forestry economics at humble state. he has a contribution of $500,000. if you'd like to make one, there's a link at magnificent the word for the trees. how about the weather word.
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>> i know you want it warmer. not too warm -- >> but nice for labor day. >> i think we can deliver we're looking at temperatures coming up today. why the fog is patchy at best. the wind direction has shifted and it's out of the north now and will become gusty at times but it is sweeping fog away around parts of the bay area. there's some there. where the areas are clear, boy, have we cooled off into the 40s. 46 novato, napa, you have some fog. 48. 55 oakland. cool 40s on the coast and clear conditions pretty much elsewhere. that's going to set the stage for more sunshine and quicker warming today. fog in napa along the central coast around monterey and watsonville. warmer today and even warmer still tomorrow for labor day. enjoy it. midweek come tuesday and wednesday a significant cooldown and you guess it had, your trough of low pressure heads from the pacific northwest
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displacing the high bringing breezy winds and some mist and drizzle. so here we are this morning with just patches of fog so the sun is up really currently the past 5, 10 minutes or so and we begin to warm the next hour or so and we'll see upper 60s for half moon bay, 70 san francisco and the mid to upper 80s run to parts of the north and south bay. all because of high pressure. it's gonna build in briefly, stick around today, tomorrow and as it builds into the pacific northwest, tomorrow the winds are going to switch off overnight to an offshore component. north and east bay could get quite gusty. no advisories. haven't seen much of that all summer long but as for today they have some breezy winds in the northern sierra. 74 lake tahoe. nice day at monterey at 67. 94 in sacramento. that's really a cooldown for those folks. 94 yosemite with temperatures cooling through the labor day weekend. the arts festival today, look
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for sunny skies and 70 sausalito. warm day tomorrow at 78. mild i should say. and breezy winds in millbrae with temperatures in the upper 60s. back home more like summer. mid and upper 80s here in the south bay with 88 los gatos. 84 cupertino, 82 sunnyvale. peninsula numbers ranging from the 60s and plenty of sun. breezy here in pacifica. 80 palo alto. san francisco 70 today with 66 daly city. north bay numbers comfortable for you in san rafael at 83 as well as petaluma. head towards santa rosa and out of the 50s in richmond and berkeley with 74 berkeley. 81 union city and some of those 80s in the castro valley and as much as 10 degrees warmer. warm side in danville at 91. brentwood 93. not much of a breeze for you in the delta the coming days.
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that's when we get even warmer tomorrow with 75 watsonville today, a pleasant afternoon with 86 hollister. the seven-day forecast, the warm-up begins today, a little breezy at times and offshore winds just for one day. we'll see temperatures a little above normal and then bringing them down dramatically tuesday and wins trying to recover them the end of the week. and everybody's back to school by next week! >> this has just been the strainingest. >> yes. >> when is it over? when does fall start? >> september, yeah. >> all right. thank you, lisa. don't go away. "7 on your side" is next. >> someone else's personal information winds up i'm a dancer. and until now, my feet showed it. [ female announcer ] gold bond ultimate healing foot cream. 7 penetrating moisturizers and vitami, 'cause foot skin's 20 times thicker. this stuff really works.
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many of us worry computer packers might get ahold of our personal information. it happens all the time. but what if you're the one receiving someone else's information. here's 7 on your side's michael finney. >> reuben is a regular best buy customer. he has a store account and often receives e-mails from the company. nothing unusual. until one day reuben received a different customer's e-mail. >> i don't know why this is coming to me but my name is not virginia black. >> reuben's e-mail contained a receipt for a product he didn't buy. the purchase was made in michigan by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away reuben figured the worst. >> you know, identity theft. somebody took my card. and somebody making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy and the store assured him nobody used his company. they said they would find out why and put a stop to it.
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however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail with all her purchases, all her geek squad orders and times for pickups. everything she purchased, cameras, lab tops. >> best buy kept promising to fix the problem but virginia's e-mails kept coming. rubin felt he knew the woman, her buying and taste in electronics. he had her member i.d. number. he thought in the wrong hands that could be misused. >> the implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they point the finger towards me and saying you gave this person's information out. >> months went by, misplaced e-mails were still coming. best buy send reuben a $20 gift card. after that reuben received nine more virginia black e-mails. >> who is virginia black?
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every time i open my e-mail, i'm seeing this person's information. it's weighing on me now after months and months. i said what do i have to do to stop this. >> what's when he called "7 on your side" and we contacted best buy. the company said technicians were working on a software problem. it jieapologized for the delay sent reuben another gift card, this for $50. days after we good involved, the errant e-mails stopped. best buy would not say how the mistake occurred nor whether virginia black was ever notified. it said while we cannot comment on the specifics of customer account issues, we can insure that customer privacy is taken seriously and no confidential is in e-mail communications. reuben is relieved. >> i feel someone put a blanket over me, that type of comfort. >> can you be held liable for
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receiving someone else's information. our legal analyst says no, that it was best buy's mistake. he did everything right by notifying the store immediatelily. if this ever happens to you, put that notification in writing. i'm michael finney, "7 on your side." >> up next drew barrymore stars in a new movie set in san francisco but filmed it without going the distancececececececece [ female announcer ] it's the jcpenney labor day mattress sale! all gold premium mattresses 50-60% off
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well, we have the winning numbers from last night's superlot tro plus. 12, 15, 21, 30, 45. the meganumber 23. actually no one has those numbers. no one picked all six correctly. wednesday night's jackpot is estimated at $13 million. in theaters this weekend, a film starring drew barrymore called going the distance. about a bicoastal relationship, one with loyal ties. she lives in san francisco. but abc 7's arts and entertainment don sanchez explains none of it was shot here. >> okay. what's the meanest lie you ever told? >> i had to meet my wife for breakfast. (laughter) >> drew barry more and justin long meet at a bar and it's instant attraction. ♪ lost in their emotion. >> may be fun!
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>> his roommate. drew and justin only have six weeks. >> what year is this? >> nothing worse than an old wine. >> that's how i feel. >> she goes back to san francisco while he stays in new york. ♪ >> exploring a bicoastal relationship. christina apple gate practically steals the film. >> i'm your sister. >> the first feature for documentary film maker nanette bernstein. wasn't expecting the language. >> yes. you will see a drew barrymore you've never seen before. >> drew was working at a new york newspaper but back here snaps up a reporting job at the chronicle. i thought they were downsizing. there are san francisco aerials but nothing was shot here. >> california doesn't make it cheap to shoot here. there's actually a tax incentive to shoot in new york. we had planned to shoot here, really wanted to shoot here but
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it was expensive to film in san francisco. >> that's disgusting! >> this could have been a cute romantic comedy but instead they've given it a nasty foul-mouthed edge and it really doesn't work. justin and drew were or are dating during the film but there are times it seems the relationship is strained. even with the film's failing it does point up the need to bring film makers back to the bay area. it's good for the economy. i'll give this one a little more than a quarter of a bucket. i'm don sanchez, abc 7 news. we'll see you on the aisle. >> today is the second day of the annual sausalito art festival organizers say they don't know they can match last year's attendance partly because of the cool weather. some say they're pleased with the first day sales figures despite the windy cooler temperatures yesterday. today pablo cruz, the tubes and dave mason are performing on the festival's main stage. should be better weather for
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them today, lisa. >> yes. 70 sausalito, 78 tomorrow. look for 75 in oakland with 92 out by the delta. 92 livermore, 85 san jose. a little breezy but we'll see the temperatures warm a bit today and a lot tomorrow for the warmest day of the week being labor day! mid-90s inland and much cooler tuesday and wednesday so enjoy it. >> just in time for labor day. that is going to do it for us. thank you for joining us. thank you for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler wi thank you for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler wi navigating today's real estate market is complicated. you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at, you can find experts in short sales or bank-owned properties or commercial real estate, agents who can help speed up the process, no matter how intricate. and that's good news, whether you're trying to sell or hoping to buy. because the only sign you really want to see is "sold." nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit today.
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